The Hart Center for Engineering Leadership at Southern Methodist University defines its mission as "Leadership for all". We believe in developing the whole engineer; helping students build broader skills, and giving them the tools they need to influence diverse environments and pursue their ambitions.
Leadership: The Capacity to Make a Difference
At Lyle, we embrace a process oriented definition of leadership that enables everyone to participate in achieving both individual and collective results. Whether you consider yourself a leader or not, The Hart Center will help you design an action plan and develop key skills for short and long term success.
We take your leadership and professional development as seriously as your technical education.
The Arch of Leadership Development outlines the targeted behaviors for student growth and the outcomes for our programs. The Hart Center emphasizes personal, relational, functional and contextual leadership by participating in the Lyle School’s project/team based classes and through our Co-op, Internship, Mentoring, and Hart Impact Programs.